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Zodiac: Sagittarius
Nov 23 - Dec 21
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Barnard's Star

Barnard's Star is a red dwarf star (M4 Ve) in the constellation of Snake Holder.
Among all known stars, Barnard's star is the fourth-nearest star to Earth. With about 14% of our own Sun's mass, it is a red dwarf star. Despite its proximity to Earth, it is too faint to be seen with the naked eye. It is named after E. E. Barnard, an American astronomer who studied it in 1916.
Declination
4.6933°
Right ascension
17h 57m 48.5s (269.45209°)
The magnitude (brightness) is measured on a logarithmic scale. Small numbers mean bright stars: A star with a brightness of 1 mag is 100 times brighter that an star with 6 mag.
Magnitude
9.6 mag
The distance is measured in light years (LY). A light year is the distance, that light travels within one year. 1 LJ is equal to about 5,878,630,000,000 miles.
Distance
66 ly
Tycho-Identifier
425:2502:1
HIP-Identifier
87937
Spectral type
M4 Ve
Color index
1.57
Every star belongs to a constellation, and 12 of those constellations are part of the zodiac.
Constellation
Ophiucus (Snake Holder)
Artist impression of Barnard's Star
Image credit: Pablo Carlos Budassi
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